Lira A. Johnson


Lira advises employers on compliance with state and federal laws and regulations governing employees. She represents employee benefit plans and fiduciaries in litigation concerning employer-sponsored health plans and governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 as amended (ERISA). She also defends employers in administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, Michigan Department of Civil Rights, MI-OSHA and KY-OSHA, Department of Labor, and in state and federal litigation.


  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law  (J.D., 1993)
    • Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, managing editor
    • ABA Moot Court
  • Indiana University  (B.S., 1990)

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
  • Wisconsin

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Michigan


  • American Bar Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Louisville Employee Benefits Council


  • French